Mr. Duran was born June 6, 1935, in Monterrey, Mexico, and had lived in San Joaquin County the past 48 years, including 20 years in Tracy.
He served in the National Guard in the mid-1950s and then joined the U.S. Army.
Later, Mr. Duran worked as a truck driver for Tracy American Ready Mix and as a driver and mechanic for Ralph Hayes & Sons Trucking Co. for 20 years. He was a member of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 439.
Survivors include three daughters, Cathy Garcia, and her husband, Steve, of Manteca, Gloria Marie Gutierrez, and her husband, Jerry, of Stockton and Denise Margaret Duran of Manteca; two sons, Ruben Dario Duran Jr. of Stockton and David Duran, and his wife, Barbara, of Manteca; 16 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Also surviving are seven siblings, Alfonso Duran, and his wife, Terri, Robert Duran, and his wife, Rosie, and Henry Duran, all of Yuma, Ariz., Ernest Duran of Duluth, Ga., Frank Duran, and his wife, Carmen, of San Bernardino, Mary Trujillo, and her husband, Clemente, of Oxnard and Patricia Duran-Pointer, and her husband, James, of Monterrey, Mexico.
Saturday’s services will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave. Visitation will be observed from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. that same day at the mortuary. Burial will be private.
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